The ABLE Center and Child’s Nature are teaming together to introduce the Neurodevelopmental Collaboration Clinic (The NDCC). This clinic is designed to provide comprehensive, neurodiversity affirming, care to help all children thrive at home and school. The clinic aims to bridge both clinical and educational diagnoses to bring the best integrative care for children with neurodevelopmental differences.
The Neurodevelopmental Collaborative Care Clinic will be hosted at Child’s Nature with collaboration with Dr. Huffman of The ABLE Center.
The main collaborative team includes:
Dr. Jennifer Imig Huffman, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologist and owner of The ABLE Center
Mrs. Carrie Kerr, ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist and the owner/clinical director of Child's Nature
Mrs. Elisabeth Anderson, Nationally Certified School Psychologist of Child’s Nature
And the Child’s Nature intervention and support team!
The concept of neurodiversity explains that we are all different in our neurocognitive abilities. We all have talents and obstacles that make us all unique. For some people, however, the differences between their talents and obstacles may be more pronounced, which can have its own advantages and disadvantages.
These differences can lead to uneven performance across settings, such as within the school or work settings. This youtube video visually explains the differences between neurotypical and neurodivergent profiles: Spiky Profiles
To learn more about neurodivergence and the neurodiversity movement, see the following websites:
Our N.D.C.C. provides a comprehensive evaluation that can include the following components:
If warranted, recommended, or requested, we also provide assessment in the areas related to academic achievement: reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as speech/language development, and occupational therapy.
The most important thing to remember is that our evaluation is a process of testing that yields results. No one single test can be used to identify a student with a disability. No single score can indicate specific strengths or weaknesses. Rather, the team is looking for a pattern of strengths and weaknesses across several tests.
At Child’s Nature and The ABLE Center, our goal of an N.D.C.C. evaluation is to provide an on-going neurodivergent-affirming approach for families. We hope to use the results to help and support the development of a plan of action: prioritize goal development, increase understanding of the child’s neurodivergent profile, develop strategies for success, help your child to achieve their potential, increase your child’s independence and self-advocacy skills, help build and/or repair familial relationships, teach approaches to resolve conflict and stress at home, and increase your family’s ability to participate in recreational activities within the home and community setting.
Child's Nature and The ABLE Center are here to provide on-going answers and treatment options along the various points in you and your family's journey. Whether you have questions now, in three months, or 3 years from now, we will be here to support you.